Doritos Gives Undiscovered Music Act the Stage of a Lifetime

Unsigned Talent Will Have Original Song Performance Aired During Super Bowl


Oct 12, 2007, 01:00 ET from Frito-Lay North America

    PLANO, Texas, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Doritos brand announced today
 that it is once again turning over its Super Bowl ad air time to its fans.
 But, this time there will be no ad. Instead, unsigned artists will be
 invited to share an original song that is, like Doritos, inspired by the
 musician's passion and creativity based on his or her own bold or intense
 experiences. Fan votes will ultimately determine which individual singer or
 band wins the once in a lifetime chance to have their original music
 performance aired during the Super Bowl advertising time traditionally
 reserved for Doritos commercials.
     In addition to having their "big break" on one of the world's
 most-watched stages, the winner -- who will not be revealed until their
 video performance airs during Super Bowl XLII on FOX -- will also receive a
 recording deal.
     Beginning October 25, 2007, unsigned artists are invited to post a
 video of themselves performing their own original song, as well as an audio
 file of the same song to enter the contest. More information about the
 contest is available today at
     "We are not looking for the new Doritos jingle, we are looking to
 entertain the fans we love during the Super Bowl with a great song and a
 great performance from any genre," said Ann Mukherjee, vice president,
 marketing, Frito-Lay. "Doritos knows there are plenty of talented but
 undiscovered musicians out there and we want to help them celebrate their
 passions and fulfill their dreams. With an audience of millions, turning
 over our Super Bowl ad time is the best way for us to give Doritos lovers
 the ultimate stage to be discovered and potentially launch a career."
     In December, 10 semi-finalists will be selected by a panel of judges,
 revealed online and consumers will vote to determine which three performers
 make it to the final round. Fans will then again vote online among the
 three finalists, to determine which music act will take the coveted stage
 during the Super Bowl XLII broadcast on FOX on Feb. 3, 2008 and win a
 record deal. The three finalists will each be awarded $10,000 and a trip to
 Phoenix to attend the Doritos Super Bowl party.
     In addition to engaging in the fan-driven community at, Doritos and music lovers alike can
 learn all about the rising stars competing for the Super Bowl stage through
 program partner MySpace. As a leading online destination to discover and
 share music, MySpace will open the door for budding musicians to share
 their original songs, while also inviting music lovers everywhere to tune
 in to hear the new sounds, beats and lyrics discovered as part of the
 program. Fans can also visit MySpace's new Super Bowl ad profile page
 (, which was created in associations with
 FOX Sports and allows users to view all the ads from the Super Bowl XLII
 broadcast, including the Doritos "Crash the Super Bowl " winner.
     The "Crash the Super Bowl" campaign is the evolution of the Doritos
 brand allowing consumers to be in control. Earlier this year, the Doritos
 brand aired two consumer-created commercials during Super Bowl XLI as part
 of the first Doritos "Crash the Super Bowl" challenge. These two ads
 kicked-off the first-ever consumer-created Doritos brand television ad
 campaign, in which all five of the Doritos "Crash the Super Bowl"
 finalists' ads aired on national television.
     Frito-Lay North America is the $10 billion convenient foods division of
 PepsiCo, which is headquartered in Purchase, NY. In addition to Frito-Lay,
 PepsiCo divisions include Pepsi-Cola, Quaker Foods, Gatorade and Tropicana.

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